Eddie Royal (WR, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

Matt Hartman - RotoBaller

BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately (10+ teams PPR & Standard)

ANALYSIS: In 2008 when Eddie Royal was a rookie in Denver he finished with nearly 1,000 receiving yards (980 yards, 5 TDs).  Since then Royal has battled injuries throughout his career.  So far this year, Royal is realizing that potential once again – he’s tied his career high in TDs with 5, and in only two games!  In the first game of the season Royal had 24 yards and 2 TDs, resulting in mixed reviews. In week two however he showed he can do even better than that with 90 yards receiving and 3 TDs.  It’s highly unlikely that Royal will keep this up, but its hard to say that the Chargers won’t continue to utilize him as a red zone option.  At minimum I see him as a nice bench stash and bye week/flex player.  Pick him up with caution as he has a long history of injuries in his career.